One of two white ceramic watches Audemars Piguet is bringing this year, the AP Royal Oak Offshore (ROO) Diver is a real looker. Recall: in 2012, Audemars Piguet introduced the ROO Diver in forged carbon with yellow accents; in 2013 the ROO Diver debuted in black ceramic with orange accents, and included a sapphire display in a titanium caseback ring. This year the ROO Diver is in a pristine white ceramic, with blue dial accents, and a display back for its nice Cal 3120. Price will be $23,900 and this will be a boutique exclusive.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver White Ceramic
42mm x 13.9mm white ceramic case, internal bezel adjuster at 10 o’clock, automatic mechanical AP Caliber 3120
As AP describes it, the white ceramic used this year is “Super Ceramic” and is meaningfully harder than the black ceramic used last year. Of course being 9x harder than steel, this stuff is tough to shape and the production time is also about 9x that of a steel case. But it looks worth the trouble.